Utica police say man faces gun charges following domestic dispute, confrontation with officers

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A Utica man is charged with weapons possession after a confrontation with police officers following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Conroy Robinson, 33, went to his ex-girlfriend's apartment at the Academy Square Apts. at about 7 a.m. Sunday armed with a loaded .380 pistol. Police said the woman was able to sneak away and call 9-1-1.

Three responding officers armed themselves with protective shields and made entry into the woman's apartment, where they said Robinson refused orders to get on the ground. Police said Robinson started to walk away from the officers, and Sgt. Charles Parkosewich shoved Robinson with his shield. Robinson then followed further verbal commands to get on the ground.

Police said they found the loaded and defaced handgun underneath Robinson.

Robinson is charged with one count each of second and third-degree possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, first-degree contempt and second-degree harassment, police stated. He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

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